Saturday, May 1, 2010

a few happenings if you will

this week has been cold. but the water was turned on so we decided to make sure our pipes wouldn't freeze by leaving the sprinklers on in the back.
it created quite a few cool ice encircled buds and ton of icicles off out fences.

and i know i haven't been talking about how funny my life is lately. well, to tell you the truth the kids have been sort of a bore lately...behaving and all.

normally i have at least 4 "oh i'm going to blog about this." moments a week and write about at least one of them. but lately the kids and husband have been on good behavior. my cooking on the other hand...well lets just say this. it went from bad to worse.
a week before last i made this lovely dish of tuna casserole. now in my defense the family all loved it after they got past it's ghastly appearance.
the husband and oldest boy were the first to dive in and give it a try. they both turned to the rest of the family who were waiting to see if they dropped dead right on the spot after taking the first bite and said "this is really kind of good." to which my oldest son then adds to help reassure the remaining children who were still looking skeptical:
"it just looks like it's been chewed up already...but it's not."
nice. thanks.

then just a few days later i was making a mudslide cake. pretty simple. but one mistake led to another and it was diarrhea looking nasty throw up looking a mess of a cake...i made the mistake of thinking that i could take the approach i normally take while sewing "i'll just improvise and see what happens." BAD IDEA.
on the way to baby shower i picked up some brownies and called it good.

...then a few days later i walked away from the toast and you all saw what happened there.
it seemed like i was exceptionally getting worse at messing up in the kitchen.
...then i got pretty sick and couldn't cook.

i just think it was the universe trying to stop the madness.

so to recap:
*it's still really cold here.
*i can probably burn jello if not following step by step instructions...
*and i should probably stick to improvising only in the crafting area.

have a good rest of the weekend. i'll be sticking to things i have recipes to and know are fool proof even for me and i'll keep trying to keep warm.
we'll talk soon. ;)


Rachel said...

You poor thing!! It must be in the air, I'm trying to make cookies today and they are all turning out flat! I've made this recipe 100 times, so what is the deal!?!?!

I'm blaming it on the weather.......

ps. I too have been getting spam from Korea or somewhere over there. Thinking of doing the whole word verification as well. Sigh.... if it's not one thing it's another ya know???

Blue Is Bleu said...

Improvising too much in the kitchen for me often ends in disaster.

It's warming up here and I'm not too happy about that... a nice happy middle would be great.

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

op and i agreen with rachel and I am blaming the weather from now on :)

Lorie said...

Oh no! I would blame the behaving kids! ;D It threw you off.

Also, it was a full moon! ;D

Cheri said...

You are SO funny. My kitchen skills are pretty much the same. I prefer crafting.

Katie said...

Love that part about the casserole. DON'T love having snow on May Day. Lame, lame, lame.

Jennifer said...

Too funny! "... waiting to see if they dropped dead right on the spot after taking the first bite"... sounds like what we did as kids! LOL We would refuse to eat anything that looked 'weird'. Our poor mother! :)

Dogwood said...

You are so funny. Tuna casserole, oh my I have not had that for year! I really liked that bright orange "plastic type cheese" that my mom would sprinkle on top along with corn flake cereal. But, I do need to ask you about Mudslide Cake. It sounds like it could be a yummy dessert.

Have a happy day. Hope the sun shines soon. Oh, yea and that first picture is amazing.

Larissa said...

Aww the good times!I think my boys decided to take all the naughty behavior. Maybe I should ask them to give some of it back to your boys.

LeAnn said...

Hey, don't be so down on yourself. I loved your ombre tutorial (granted, it's not edible, but it did require hot liquids and mixing things). My mom said they ended up with about 6 inches of snow in Manti....

Have a nice, relaxing weekend!

kathytypestoo said...

i love to improvise when i cook, but not when i bake - big difference. baking is chemistry you know and i just barely passed that class in high school due to a great lab partner :)

sharon said...


Snappy Di said...

Exactly why I ALWAYS let my hubby do the cooking when he offers!

The Blue Ridge Gal

dana said...

haha. totally made me laugh. I made tuna casserole once and casey was like, "what is this?"

Gorgeous pic of the iced over plant

Amanda said...

My husband grew up on casserole after casserole, so I have pretty much been banned from creating any of my own. So he basically gets Gearge Forman Grill turkey burgers, protein shakes, Muscle Milk, and raw cookie dough.:)

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